Reading Hans Kohn in Haifa
Publication Date: January 2007
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.40-41.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Literature; War; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Diaspora relations
Coverage: Israel Israel
The author recounts his experience attending an ulpan (Hebrew language training program) at the University of Haifa in Israel, while living with Arab-Israeli roommates, during the beginning of the 2006 war in Lebanon. The author draws a parallel between his experience and that of author Hans Kohn, who left pre-state Israel and the Zionist movement in 1933 because of the conflict between the movement and surrounding Arabs.